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Head of a priest

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Alabaster head of a priest. It is broken at the neck. He is bald.

Provenance

From Abydos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date:November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 5 x 4.5 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

02.743

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture